Time to talk

Forgive me if I am wrong, but I have penned this column under the assumption that most of us will have seen – or at least heard about – the episodes of Coronation Street that have dealt with the issue of suicide.

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St. David’s Day: Inspiration for a Welsh “staycation”

Anxiety over Brexit and our busy lifestyles have seen a “surge” in people holidaying at home, tourism experts have said.

The so-called “Staycations”, which sees people holiday in the UK rather than abroad, have risen year on year, with experts suggesting it is now a sustainable trend.

In honour of St David’s Day, we have brought you a handy guide to holidaying in Wales this summer.

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Baker spends 100 HOURS crafting amazing life-like sloth out of cake… with thick pelt of edible fur made using six boxes of Shredded Wheat

A British cake artist has joined forces with fellow bakers from around the world in order to raise awareness of endangered animals.

Vicki Smith, 27, from Flint, North Wales, is part of a collaboration of 28 renowned bakers that make up the group ‘Bakers Unite to Fight’.

Each member of the group have created 3D sculpted cakes in the form of different endangered species to be put on display at an international cake exhibition next month.

And Vicki’s contribution is nothing short of a masterpiece – a lifelike, fully edible sculpture of a Pygmy Three-Toed Sloth from Panama, of which there believed to be fewer than 500 left.

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